May 28th, 2012

The Video They Don’t Want You To See

Warning to BBC lawyers: You’re wasting the public’s money trying to suppress video of two public servants discussing a matter of public interest.

UPDATE:

Well someone did…


168 Comments

  1. 1
    Consult the markets says:

    Stick that in a pipe and smoke it BBC!!

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    • 24
      Jamie Oliver says:

      I’ve watched it twice now an’ he still don’t sound nuffink like me. What’s goin’ on bruv, anyone would think we was from different families or summink.

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      • 64
        Fuct says:

        Spin doctor doesn’t like the rotational speed or direction of spin he’s not in control of.

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        • 93

          When it finally came down to the crunch that Beeboid Norman had been caught spinning, his default was at 4 mins 25 seconds in that “Labour claims he has misled Parliament”.

          Caught Red handed – what a prick

          What I don’t understand about these Beeboid politico types is – did they not see the clusterfuck that was 13 years of New Labour – did they not see poor people get poorer and get sold into debt penury. Blair, Brown, Mandleçon, Campbell and Cooperballs took us into two wars, enriched themselves and also wanted us in the EURO.

          That is incompetance on a once in a millenium scale – amd yet Norman Smith and his Beeboid mates want Balls and Miliband back in No. 10.

          The BBC obviously doesn’t do Reality TV

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          • Fuct says:

            “Norman Smith and his Beeboid mates want Balls and Miliband back in No. 10.”

            I think I’d prefer the Monster Raving Loony Party over the undemocratically elected shower of shit we have in at the moment. They would be just as incompetent but would probably be honest enough to admit they have not got a clue rather then to try and bluff it out like Gideon & co. whilst shafting everyone and lining their own pockets.

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          • Bring Back Communism. says:

            Of course we do reality but when it suits us. We have been left wing for over 40 years and certainly not going to change in this decade.
            We have plenty of left wing activist support such as “Fuct”

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          • Dear Fuct

            I am no supporter of the Coalition. although I think you will find they were democratically elected.

            I used to think Dave, Nick, Gideon and Danny were actually doing the right thing and cutting spending to put this mess right. But, no, there is no austerity, they spent £681 billion last year, which £8 billion less than 2009/10 – see http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7848488/how-britain-is-using-spin-to-con-the-bond-markets.thtml.

            Dave is the heir to Blair and we are all Fuct

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    • 62
      Andrew Efiong says:

      Yes, Norman Smith has been flushed out now, he’s got his own agenda. He’s on the run! I wonder if he’ll go into hiding?

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        Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

        Norman Smith and Ross Hawkins – two cheeks of the same backside, as George Galloway would say.

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    • 134
      Grrr says:

      A Conservative who believes in democracy, fair play, fair reporting and impartiality – arguing with a BBC Socialist propagandist – who repeats Labour accusations without any balance – using crude cartoon propaganda to back up Labour’s case.

      Like watching Churchill argue with Stalin over Poland’s rights to free elections.

      Stalin – having Poland in his grasp, smiles, pretends to listen then does exactly what he wants. The BBC can do what it wants – it knows the TOries are too weak to take it on.

      Don’t pay the License fee.

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      • 152
        DLDD aka Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

        Churchill was a major insider war criminal too, Shirley you know that? All = the endless game. Do some digging on Winnie and you will discover gargantuan, Churchillian, mountain ranges, indeed Everests (Boris Hunt mode) of steaming great dungpiles of Pooh.

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        • 156
          Where many truths lie says:

          Find a copy of Winnies 6 volumes – written AND PLEASE NOTE “well AFTER THE WAR”.

          Intersting reading if one has a copy of the books. And looking back at what he wrote – with numerous ‘things that have since come out’ – one could say the books were written to suit his and others’ common purposes!

          Yalta – indeed!

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          • Grrr says:

            There are some very strange people on this website.

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          • A Gambler says:

            So Churchill never ever ran up some huge gambling debts and thus he was never open to being bribed or leading a policy or two – in the favour of his debtors; to have the odd debt slate cleaned.

            Is it any wonder Bliar aspires to the statesman status of Winnie – think about it.

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    • 136
      JoeW says:

      Yeah right.

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  2. 2
    Tom Tomos says:

    It was all a bit dull really. No fisticuffs. Not like over at Levenson.

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    • 11
      sockpuppet #4 says:

      I’m worried. All these people telling me its too dull to bother watching, were they sent by “them”.

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      • 33
        DLDD aka Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

        of course

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      • 41

        Having watched it through several times, I’m struck by two things. Firstly, Craig Oliver asked the valid and unanswered question that Hunt was lobbying to whom? Because the PM had recused himself and therefore had no power to decide on BSkyB. I was also struck by how calm and persistent he was when faced by someone who had already decided how far to the left he was going to slant his report, and didn’t take kindly to being brought to task.

        Yes, it would have been more fun to watch Oliver lump the twat onto his arse, but intellectually Nobby Norman had no defence other than “Well I see it that way, despite the facts. Now pay your licence fee, you plebs.”

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        • 49
          Labour Poodle (aka BBC) says:

          Proof that the BBC repeat Labour attacks that do not have a real foundation.

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        • 139
          Bob LobLaw says:

          Eh, why is lobbying now only aimed at people with direct power? I used to work in the Pharma industry and they lobbied all kinds of twats, even people who had ‘removed’ themselves from the decision making.

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        • 159
          Anonymous says:

          Lobby whom you ask? Very simple. The PM – What power had the PM you ask? the POWER to appoint Cable’s successor to make the decision- and who did he appoint – someone who’s already lobbied him for one point of view, in a manner far more direct than Cables vague boastfulness of war with the Murdoch’s.

          I lobby you to start stocking Xobex 4, the new wonder drug for baldness. You say, oh that’s a decision for the Director of the Drug Office, must be done impartially based on evidence. And then the post of DDO becomes availabe and you appoint … me !!! to make the decision on Xobex 4 – of course, I promise most sincerely to be impartial. Yeah, i think there might be a problem with that…

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    • 47
      Anonymous says:

      Yup, like being mauled by a chihuahua.

      I’d hate to see Craig Oliver when he really loses his rag. That dude’s raging!

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      • 57

        No he isn’t – that’s actually the point Nonny. If you wish to destroy someone’s credibility, make them lose their temper:

        I think I find Oliver’s approach more, shall we say, measured.

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        • 61
          just saying says:

          Oliver did an excellent job.

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        • 79
          Anonymous says:

          Fuck measured, was he persuasive? And the answer to that is a big fat “No!”.

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          • A Nonny Mouse says:

            Frankly, the only thing Craig Oliver should be spinning on the basis of that performance is a top!
            He is naive in the extreme to believe that he can behave in such a way and not do damage to himself and to his employers.
            There is a maxim in broadcasting about (I shall paraphrase) not saying anything in front of an open mic – whether it’s ‘live’ or not – that you wouldn’t want repeating.
            One would imagine that he would have known that.
            Slumping away in a huff at the end doesn’t make it any less cringeworthy an exchange.
            Norman Smith was, as he says, presenting a balanced argument even if some TV news graphics run the risk of undermining overall presentation in order to make the story appealing to those with short attention spans.

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          • Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

            Mr Oliver didn’t say anything that couldn’t have or shouldn’t have been said in front of a camera. And he didn’t slump off at the end. He was just disgusted beyond belief with a so-called ‘impartial’ BBC reporter.

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      • 59
        Fish says:

        If you watch Smith do his bit to camera after PMQ’s he rarely balances his attacks on Cameron with a comment on Miliband’s proximity to the problems labour created.

        It is clear to me that the BBC should be investigated and Smith and others be suspended.

        I would include Emily Nomates in that, given her performance on Newsnight last Friday (and previously).

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        • 65
          Anonymous says:

          Would that be the same woman who’s paid Off Pay Roll to avoid taxes?

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          • Bonos Hat and Leather trousers says:

            Its very important that people pay taxes , how would I be able to call for Governments to provide humanitarian aid otherwise. Of course when I say people I dont include myself, obviously.

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        • 117
          Shocked expat (Honest!) says:

          … and Sally Bundock and Naomi Grimley (was ever a BBC reporter/presenter more aptly named?) who were almost orgasmic when discussing Blair’s replies on BBC World.

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  3. 3
    BBC lawyer says:

    Remind me again: who are you?

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    • 28
      A.P. Brain (proprietor) says:

      We’re a free-market blog that pays well-known advertisers to add colour and movement here.
      And you…..??

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      • 43
        BBC says:

        We’re the largest public broadcaster in the world.
        That’s why we’re so worried about Murdoch creeping up on our turf.
        He’s got about 14% of UK media to our 82% now.

        We must crush him.

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        • 73
          joanna public says:

          Yeah, I get all that but, once upon a time, your output was worth paying a few quid for.
          Now, it’s just Top Gear presenters reporting live from the Masai Mara on the mating habits of the dung beetle or endless repeats of Top Of The Pops from 1977.
          Thank god your political programmes are still completely unbiased, though. I’d be asking for a refund if they weren’t.

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          • To Be Fair says:

            To be fair it could be worse it could be episodes from 1976 jesus that was a bad year and I still cant explain why Ive got a copy of “Frampton comes alive” in my record collection !

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          • Anonymous says:

            I didn’t know he’d died.

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  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Fight, fight, fight, fight …

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  5. 5
    Can you. says:

    FOI the BBC and see how much taxpayers money spent on getting videos taken down?

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    • 37
      DLDD aka Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      I was thinking exactly the same thing…

      But could you trust them to tell the truth?

      I think not.

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  6. 6
    Engalburt Humperdinck says:

    Guido

    Can you organise an appearance for me before his Lordship Leveson?

    I promise not to tell how women I have shagged in my life

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    • 17
      Nom Dom Nom says:

      Got you in matey. Your next to last OK?

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    • 21
      Alan Hanson says:

      Pace, power, precision. Pace, power, precision.

      At least you Sassenachs managed to beat Norway twice in one night.

      Kerrching! That’ll be another 60,000 of your English money, thanks.

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  7. 7
    Centre Parting says:

    BBC – institutionally socialist – Norman Smith wouldn’t have got the job in the first place if he wasn’t a leftie.

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    • 26
      Boudicca says:

      R4 Toady report on the forthcoming week at Leveson declared that Blair was appearing today but Thursday was ” much more important” because Jeremy Hunt was appearing.
      Certainly not ” much more important” in my humble opinion considering the hacking occurred while Labour were in power and cosying up to Murdoch.

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      • 75
        EdBallsMutteringIdiot says:

        Last week, R4 Toady was reporting on ‘Plan B’ and were literally said that they were disappointed that it was a ‘(W)Rapper’ and not Liebour’s answer to sticking one up DC/GO when really it is their feeble answer to the feckin’ mess that they left us in the first place.

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      • 119
        Shocked expat (Honest!) says:

        Now now Bouddy, Tony got in very early with “cosying’ is not the word he would use. He opted for “unhealthy” instead to describe his relationship with the Dirty Digger

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        • 143
          Boudicca says:

          Would that cover the three phone conversations between Blair & Murdoch in the days leading up to the Iraq War.Shame Leveson didn’t think that worth questioning.
          Blair’s complaint about him and his family being hounded by the press made me feel quite sick. I’ll reserve any sympathy for the family of Dr David Kelly and the soldiers killed in Labour’s illegal war.

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  8. 8

    BBC caught in the act.

    But Cameron has only himself to blame for sucking up to, instead of abolishing, the BBC.

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    • 35
      I Remember You Hoo says:

      Quite so, target 1, day 1, the BBC.

      Instead soapy Dave tried the cuddle and let’s be buddies routine. As always, he got it horribly wrong.

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      • 66
        AC1 says:

        If you lie down with dogs, you get flees.

        If you suggested taxing letterboxes to send people (“Entertaining”|”junk”) mail you probably wouldn’t get very far, so why is transmitting to an aerial different?

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    • 84
      Anonymous says:

      Regretfully he is the most awfully complacent, ineffectual fucker.

      As you say, he should have been targeting the BBC with extreme prejudice from Day 1 but he didn’t because deep down, as his mate helena Bonham Carter said, he’s not really very conservative at all – he’s actually on the side of all this progressive Nu Lab bollocks.

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  9. 9
    I'm a biggoted socialist says:

    I love the BBC

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  10. 10
    Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile:
    Karen Matthews, Kidnap Mother Of Shannon, ‘Wants To Start New Family With Prison Lover’

    Another from Warsi land.

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    • 16
      Twatson is a fat git says:

      I saw the latest picture of her and thought she may have turned into a lezza. She/he shouldn’t be walking the streets, she/he should still be banged up/strung up.

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  11. 12
    Ed Millipede says:

    This Beggars belief

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    • 32
      Jeffrey Bernard says:

      Quite. What shower of rain did Oliver come down with? Why all the synthetic indignation that the BBC is simply the propaganda tool of the labour party? It has ever been thus.

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  12. 13
    Sophie says:

    Starve the beast.

    Dont pay the TV Tax.

    Write to TV Licensing removing the right to implied access to your property for their employees & representatives.

    Return all correspondence from them unopened with NCRTS written on it.

    5 years & no court appearances, fines or other threats to my goods & chattles.

    They really are powerless if you absolutely refuse to fund an institutionally leftist & anti British political organsiation.

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    • 30
      Kill the Airwaves Tax says:

      Excellent. Does it really work?

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      • 40
        Mine d'Boggles says:

        Not quite as well as not having a TV at all

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      • 56
        Sophie says:

        I & many others are living proof.

        It just takes the will to do it.

        I remember the day when the renewal came through & Humphreys was on Toady in full sanctimonious flow – I just put the renewal in the recycling compost & vowed that I would pay no more.

        Do it. With Sky on its knees we will be left with Pravda.

        The power is with us to change the BBC – please do not rely on that idiot Cameron.

        Without the £3.4 billion a year that are extorted out of British taxpayers – & of course the soft secret loans the BBC gets each year from Europe, they are powerless.

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      • 67
        AC1 says:

        Simpler to just ditch the IQ reducing box.

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    • 44
      DLDD aka Dalai Llama Ding Dong says:

      Well said – I’ve never paid, ditto the census. Fark them.

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    • 141
      Bob LobLaw says:

      Wow, you must be fun on a date, I hope you take it up the arse to make up for it.

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    • 142
      ? says:

      Excuse my ignorance but…NCRTS?

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  13. 14
    Blair is a cunting war criminal says:

    Is there footage of the protestor yelling at Blair?

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    • 23
      Just4u says:

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      • 128
        Polly Seewonk says:

        Look at B£iar’s hands when he is making his impromptu statement.

        He could maintain his poker-face, but couldn’t hide the ‘tell’ when the script wasn’t followed. He seems to have had training, that’s why the hands are held together to control them and the ‘straight-kinda-guy’ face deployed, but the pressure got to him!

        I wonder if that ‘tell’ will be edited out from any BBC coverage?

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        I'm happy. says:

        That’s made my day.

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        • 48
          Anonymous says:

          Despite his denials, I thought Blair had been paid as an advisor to JP Morgan and had some links with a Korean oil firm with Iraqui interests?
          Hands up all those who don’t think the clip will make the BBC News tonight.

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    • 71
      AC1 says:

      Zero and CaMoron’s “Kinetic military action” in Libya is on far dodgier ground than iRaq.

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      • 90
        Twatson is a fat git says:

        What’s happened to you AC1? Is some-one else using your blog name? If not, you’ve gone completely ga-ga.

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        • 100
          AC1 says:

          It’s true, you’ve obviously fallen for the BBC spin. Libya will be a total disaster for the west, Islamists in power on Med coast FFS. France was definitely there to protect it’s oil interests (that’s where they get a lot of the oil they use). Zero wanted his popular war (and feck the consequences) America gets most oil now from Canada and local. Not sure CaMoron was doing any thinking at all (maybe BAE sold him on the extra sales from live fire arms demo).

          Wait 5 years and see.

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          • Pundit Too says:

            Life is too short to think that your argument holds much water let alone sense. I suggest that AC1 has become DC0 but we can only hope it is not terminal. Even the 5th column BBC were rooting for Qadaffi prior to intervention.

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  14. 15
    What is it tht the beeb find so disquieting enough to want to ban it? says:

    Ooops, it would be strange if a copy of this video were to find it’s way onto other peoples’ pcs.

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  15. 18
    Blair is a cunting war criminal says:

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    • 53
      Robert Jay Q.C. sings not says:

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    • 83
      Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

      At least one good thing will come out of Leveson.

      The State security we pay for in our taxes is absolutely rubbish and will have to be sorted.

      Does anyone know where the guy with the custard pie is hanging out now?

      I believe he is doing quite well for himself.

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      • 95
        Jean d'Marbres says:

        Je suis dans les Côtes d’Azur boire un Martini qui a été ébranlée, pas bougé.

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      • 105
        Ichabod says:

        Isn’t Justice Leveson an arse licking smoothie;a real establishment operator.

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  16. 19
    What do you expect from the left (BBC)... says:

    Well that’s exactly what you would expect the BBC to do and they been caught red handed.

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  17. 22
    BBC says:

    That’s it everyone. Just click the link and look at the pretty light

    http://www.stuffwelike.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mib3.jpg

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  18. 27
    JH says:

    Subscription. Model.

    It’s time the BBC got some very clear signals from the market. The Guardian reading, self appointed/regarding ‘opinion formers’ need to understand that most people do not share their rarefied world view.

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    • 60
      Sophie says:

      And yet I bet you pay the TV Tax……….

      Denying them funding is the only way to stop the BBC.

      It is up to each of us to chnage the BBC – don’t pay the TV Tax – it is the start of the necessary changes there.

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      • 144
        Llareggub says:

        I tend to move house every year, typically takes 2-3 months for them to get round to scary letters. By then that’s at least 25% discount.

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    • 72
      AC1 says:

      You don’t even need to sell the ongoing BBC*, just de-extort it, set it up as a trust owned by subscribers and off you go.

      *Back catalogue should be sold off.

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  19. 29
    fuck the bbc says:

    Blair berating Watson et al – that will be swept under the BBC carpet

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  20. 36
    A Muttering Idiot says:

    Craig Oliver is ideally suited to be appointed as the next manager of Liverpool Football Club.

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  21. 39
    Anonymous says:

    Who is this Gavin who said they would be getting an easier ride ?

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    • 45
      BBC says:

      Gavin and Stacey.
      That was brill wasn’t it? You loved that, didn’t you?

      keep thinking about that.Don’t worry about this. And One Foot in the grave.”I don’t believe it!”
      You all loved that too, didn’t you.

      Shhhhhhh….go back to watching the Voice. All is well…

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  22. 50
    Fiin says:

    If Hunt had any integrity at all, he d have gone long ago, rather than hanging on like a baboon to a banana.

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  23. 51
    Pawn Sandwich says:

    Blair, genius, “solicitors letters cost money”.

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  24. 58
    bodo says:

    Oliver came across as very restrained and reasonable. The BBC could be much more harshly criticised, and deservedly so. They’ve followed (conspired with?) the Labour/Guardian attacks on Murdoch and at every opportunity have tried to draw links between Murdoch sleaze and Cameron.

    It’s bad enough that the BBC reports on Murdoch without declaring their interests and that they have actively campaigned against his business plans. But their attacks on Cameron are little more than political campaigning.

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    • 63
      Sophie says:

      Don’t pay the TV Tax.

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      • 80
        Genevieve says:

        Don’t pay any tax.
        I would like to gently poke my finger into your bottom, Sophie. They say you’re so thick you wouldn’t notice.

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    • 81
      Backwoodsman says:

      So don’t pay the fricken licence fee ! If you can spare the 140 quid, please put it, or at least a portion of it, in the tip jar at biased-bbc.org. And encourage all your friends to do the same. And write to your MP and tell him what you are doing and politely request him not to be a gullible gutless fucker and to close the socialist cesspit which is the bbc down.

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    • 94
      Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

      The BBC have forgotten all about the 13 years that NU Liebore sucked the cocks dry of Murdoch. The BBC and Guardian turned a blind eye to the hacking as did Nu Liebore, they all knew it was going on and were probably all at it.

      But the BBC as we know along with Channel 4 and the Guardian are anti BSkyB to protect their own self interests.

      The Tories have only themselves to blame for NOT destroying the BBC the moment they came to power. No one would have objected to the scrapping of the licence fee, the BBC would have been forced to encode its digital signal and make people pay to watch.

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  25. 68
    Who's the boy says:

    Who is the knob, so rude that he is chewing gum all the time whilst speaking?

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  26. 74
    fuck the bbc says:

    Leveson stuck somewhere up Bliars arse – hearing ended for day while surgery attempted

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    patented modbot auto-untrigger device © says:

    //////++:)

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  28. 78
    Yvonne from the Colliers Arms Clydach says:

    That Oliver character talks a good talk but how smart is he?

    If he thought he was going to get Smith to change his mind he was daft. He should have been looking to set up a right of reply.

    Instead he walks off in a huff with seemingly nothing gained (other than of
    course that televised footage!).

    Watch out for the guy in the future. He could just be as crafty as a barrel load of hyenas.

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    • 108
      Biased Broadcasting Corporation says:

      I, for one, am delighted to be able to see the BBC’s chief political correspondent get a kick up the backside for his clearly left-wing biased reporting.

      I hope it made him realise that he is not going to be able to keep getting away with it, however much his fellow BBC news-editing Socialists approve of it.

      Let us also hope that Mr Oliver makes a formal complaint to the BBC, and keeps doing so every time this happens from now on.

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  29. 87
    It doesn't add up... says:

    Keep working on the identity of the Big Brother censor. I noted that on attempting to refresh this page earlier I got a not found response from my ISP’s server. After a few minutes my connection to the server (though not to the net) was dropped.

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    • 97
      It doesn't add up... says:

      The not found response was specific to the video links in this thread.

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  30. 89
    Jimmy says:

    Surely if the BBC didn’t want people to see it it would have been on BBC4

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  31. 91
    John Galt says:

    Number 10 trying to take down video that catches Cameron’s DoC trying to intimidate a BBC reporter? Dear oh dear

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    • 116
      Fish says:

      Ah the Guardian reverse psychology trick. They’re trying it with Gutto Harri today aswell.

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      • 125
        Frank's son says:

        As opposed to Alki Campbell who DID intimidate the BBC, thus allowing the war criminal Blair to engage in illegal war. Good try JG, but…FAIL!!

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  32. 92
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    Shock horror!!! Tories find out BBC are biased against them, who knew!!!!!

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  33. 98
    Drop a Daisy cutter on the BBC says:

    The BBC by default take the position of Nu Labour as FACT, when in power any Downing Street announcement was treated as FACT and there was never any rebuttal.

    Try looking up the BBC’s Mark Easton who made a total c u n t of himself by spouting some Gordon Brown crime stats as FACTS (he never bothered to fact check them himself) then the following day had to issue a grovelling apology as Brown’s stats were a load of bollocks.

    It didn’t stop Easton from spouting the same crap over and over

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    • 104
      Evan Davis, Nobby Norman, Emily NoMates, Paul Mason says:

      Regurgitating spoon fed Labour crap repeatedly- it’s what we do best.

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      • 131
        Stalin's Ghost says:

        The BBC are only repeating my actions as they have not one iota of innovation.

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  34. 99
    Baron Hogwash says:

    It was me people – I was deeply offended by this video which contained no porn or the usual muck found on the internet.

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  35. 109
    Lizzie says:

    Craig was making his point in a reasonably polite and restrained way but the BBC prat interrupted, obviously closed minded. Craig was quite right when he walked off saying “I rest my case”

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    • 110
      don't make me laugh says:

      It was the phony coughing fit that made me laugh.

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      • 112
        genghiz the kahn says:

        Hackingcoughgate – not to worry its probably fatal.

        Smith was like a Fifth Year Boy who is trying to deny that he was smoking at the other end of a school playing field.

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    • 135
      Polly Seewonk says:

      No!

      Craig comes across, like Cameron, as lacking real punch and has no edge, no hunger, no drive. The BBC aren’t at all worried by Cast-Iron Dave’s party (whatever it is, it isn’t Tory).

      The BBC can pop at Cameron all day long and they know that:
      1 – he’s too gutless to do anything about it;
      2 – he’ll still carry through all the EU policy the BBC supports.

      The BBC – big on mis-inform, edukate, entertain-no-brain – not so big on accountable democracy!

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  36. 113
    J says:

    Personally, I tend to walk away from anyone whose jaw is frantically working even when they are not actually saying anything (chewing gum).

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    • 121
      query says:

      Is chewing gum a gay habit? It’s strange how many of them, male and female, seem to have overdeveloped facial muscles for some reason.

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    • 123
      Shocked expat (Honest!) says:

      You’d better keep well clear of most of the managers in the English Premier League then. Without their weekly contribution a certain gum manufacturer would go bust pdq.

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      • 132
        Bubble gum International says:

        The boss of Manchester United has a huge stake in our industry and is one of our best customers. Without his daily fix he would have a heart attack.
        We should use it in our forthcoming health adverts.

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  37. 115
    Shocked of Sheen says:

    Well done Craig.

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  38. 118
    who why what where when says:

    Norman Smith is a totally useless BBC-trained hack who’s had no other experience of journalism and has been promoted way above his ability.
    Craig Oliver has worked for several different news organisations and lived in a world other than those inhabited by Beeboids.

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  39. 122
    Anonymous says:

    Apparently, Blair didn’t use spin! HA, ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha.
    ” Blair denied trying to ‘spin’ the media – despite admitting he wanted the press to put the best ‘gloss’ on what his government did.”

    How the —- does he get away with it? It’s all “wasn’t me guv”, “not my fault” “was some other geezer”!

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  40. 138
    Obi Wan Kenobi Nil says:

    Craig Olivers dad once presented me with a prize at a school prizegiving. Was the night england beat Belgium in the World Cup 1990.

    Adds nothing to the story but I just thought I’d mention it.

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  41. 140
    Mike Hodges says:

    We aren’t going to get rid of political bias at the BBC, Sky, ITV news etc etc. Instead of the Powers That Be insisting that broadcast media has to be balanced and unbiased, I think it’s time to let them loose from the leash. Just withdraw the BBC’s state funding and let them put out whatever opinions they like, and that should apply to all the other broadcasters as well. Would make the news more interesting.

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  42. 146
    Dick the Butcher says:

    Fucking PC obsessed, hand-wringing, lefty bastard Beeb fuckers.
    On TMS today, Sir Viv Richards referred to Japs as Japs. Seconds later Aggers apologised, no doubt prompted to do so by the producer who no doubt has a lefty book of words which might cause offence.

    I call Japs Japs, so did my uncle Arthur who enjoyed their hospitality for 3 1/2 years in Singapore.

    Fucking bastards. Perhaps they wil apologise for calling Aussies Aussies next. What a bunch of pinko faggots.

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    • 151
      A fan of Rudyard says:

      I laugh when I hear us English described by others and now ourselves as “Brits”

      This was a term used by the IRA and later other Irishmen in the most derogatory way.

      The BBC are so thick they thought it was a term of endearment.

      Incidentally Pakistanis in Pakistan refer to themselves as Pakis. If we described them as such it is racist.

      The world has gone truly bonkers.

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    • 163
      Obi Wan Kenobi Nil says:

      Sir Vivs story about the topless lady in the crowd had, I think, Blowers feeling quite faint. One cant say that sort of thing on TMS.

      pip pip

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  43. 147
    Joez says:

    >It’s time the BBC got some very clear signals from the market. The Guardian reading, self appointed/regarding ‘opinion formers’ need to understand that most people do not share their rarefied world view.<

    I really love to read comments like this, I really do!

    I love to think of the middle aged, red faced, furious, overweight author pounding two fingered on his keyboard. It makes me feel good.

    I love the thought of his blood pressure rising, heart pounding and the twisted expression on his sweaty face. I love the fact his godawful party didn't win the last general election.

    Most of all I love that the explore or the downright mediocrity of the Cameron/Clegg team is causing all this grief. These are not smart politicians. Hunt, Cameron, Osbone, Gove and Warsi combined have a fraction of the political nous of Margaret Thatcher. Oh for the days of real conservatism! In the meantime, we can all take small pleasures in the agony of irate posters here.

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  44. 148
    PC clitoris says:

    just tell oliver to fuck off!!!

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  45. 149
    UKIP says:

    Just tell your Leader Camoron to get a bloody grip or is he too weak, useless and hopeless?

    The chap has no bottle.

    We want a leader not a teacher type.

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  46. 155
    Queen Charlotte says:

    I can quite see why the BBC has removed this from circulation. Not only do we hear it from their own employee that they want us all to think that only the Murdochs have ever had anything to do with gutter journalism, and that everyone else in the media is as pure as the driven snow, but this could actually lead to a court case against them. The BBC wastes so much of our money on indifferent comedy that this extra expense might be worth it and could be really funny.

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  47. 157
    Ali Campbell: Liar, Rapist, Thug says:

    Not a patch on me

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  48. 158
    Anon says:

    Like Craig Oliver, I went to the High School of Stirling. Like Craig Oliver my father was a very very senior officer in Central Scotland Police

    Mr Oliver has no trace of a Stirling accent.

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  49. 165
    Anonymous says:

    Serves Cameron right for not dealing with the BBBC earlier.He should have noticed the competition ‘twixt newsreaders to see how many times they could insert ” cuts” into a given programme .Not to mention that- oh so funny!- instead of ” cuts” while referring to Jeremy Hunt.
    Shameful stuff all round.

    Here in Scotland ” impartiality” is not in BBBBC Scotlands dictionary.
    we get all sorts of utter crap pretending to be factual and we are expected to nod gratefully and vote for the Labour Party .
    Vilification of the First Minister in any way possible is permitted on a grand ( if factfree manner)any b^ gger and their auntie is allowed to pontificate on any meagre mistake and blow it out of all proportion as long as it reflects as badly as possible on the ELECTED government of Scotland and the First Minister.
    There was a wee demonstration outside the BBBC at Pacific Quay – no coverage of course by either the BBBC or their nextdoor neighbour STV – but they did succeed in covering a smaller effort outside Mr Cleggs house.
    I am beginning to loathe these ba$£ards at the BBBC.

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  50. 166
    Timon of Athens says:

    This was on C4 news last night! C.O doing his dinger while Smith was coughing up one of Mandelson’s pubic hair.

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  51. 168
    Queen Charlotte says:

    Well Guido, who took it down and how come they have so much power?

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